Because I am limited in both my ambitions and abilities, I tend to make them 4 feet high and 2 feet long, which is more than enough for a small shelf. This makes it simple because I can get a 4X2 piece of plywood backing at Home Depot, and that’s about the limit in terms of what sort of lumber I can transport in the Fit.
Getting to Home Depot in W.Leb, however, is another matter, and not worth visiting for just one piece of wood. I could get the pine 1X12 for the shelves at Britton’s, but they won’t sell me a 4X2 piece of plywood, and I’d have to get a 8X4 piece, which is not only way too big, but more money than I’d like to spend.
I figured I could just build the shelves, stain them, and then put the backing on later after I’d made my way to W.Leb at a later date, but when I went to Brittion’s, they had a piece of scarp plywood that he gave me for a song and dance. It was bigger than I needed, but he cut it to size and it will work perfectly.
I love when that happens. Now I just need to get started on that case. I got the miter saw in place, so that’s a good first step.
Until the next time, thanks for reading.